Influential line up announced for Eastland Group Speaker Series 2016

Influential line up announced for Eastland Group Speaker Series 2016

Last year, Eastland Group’s Speaker Series brought four influential, thought-provoking guest speakers to Gisborne: Spark’s Simon Moutter, Business Hall of Fame stalwart Dame Wendy Pye, sporting icon and Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy, and Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners. Today Eastland Group and Gisborne Chamber of Commerce announced some of the influential leaders who will… Read more »

Eastland Group teams up with IPENZ for careers expo

Eastland Group teams up with IPENZ for careers expo

Eastland Group will team up with the local branch of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) for a combined stand at next week’s Gisborne Herald Careers Expo. The company’s chief executive Matt Todd says the expo is a chance to “help young people and their families understand the options for a career in engineering”… Read more »

Waihi dam | Sluice gate damage and repair

Waihi dam | Sluice gate damage and repair

The Eastland Group-owned Waihi dam, which sustained damage during a severe weather event in September last year, has now been repaired and will shortly resume full function as a hydro-electricity station generating enough power for 1600 homes. The damage to the dam, which is 26km north-west of Wairoa, resulted in silt being released into the… Read more »

Waihi dam sluice gates are now closed

Waihi dam sluice gates are now closed

Eastland Group has now closed the last of three damaged sluice gates at the Waihi hydroelectricity station, 26km north-west of Wairoa. The 5MW hydroelectricity station on the Waihi River has been out of operation since late last year, following damage to sluice gates caused by extreme weather in September 2015. The company’s chief executive, Matt Todd, says… Read more »

Eastland Port records busiest-ever month in February

Eastland Port records busiest-ever month in February

A record 260,000 tonnes of logs were exported from Eastland Port during February, almost as much as an entire year’s throughput a decade ago. In the past month, 259,081 tonnes of logs and 5,580 tonnes of squash were handled by the port, a total cargo of 264,608 tonnes. “That’s our best month ever,” says Eastland… Read more »

Eastland Group announces tertiary engineering scholarships for 2016

Eastland Group announces tertiary engineering scholarships for 2016

Eastland Group has awarded two $5000 tertiary engineering scholarships for the 2016 study year, continuing a tradition that sees the company support local students working in fields specific to its infrastructure businesses. Kelsey Coronno has just started her electrical engineering studies at Auckland University. In 2012, while at Lytton High School, she joined other regional… Read more »

Eastland Group continues to pull out all the stops to repair Waihi dam

Eastland Group continues to pull out all the stops to repair Waihi dam

Damage to Waihi dam sluice gates resulted from an extreme weather event in September 2015 Urgent repairs commenced immediately and a subsequent resource consent has now been given to enable the team to restore the dam to full operation Eastland Group chief executive, Matt Todd, has reiterated today that the company is doing everything possible, with… Read more »

Work continues to repair gates at Waihi Dam

Work continues to repair gates at Waihi Dam

Following yesterday’s media reports that Wairoa District Council would seek compensation from Eastland Group for damaged caused to the Waihi River, the company’s chief executive, Matt Todd, says he has not yet received any detailed claims. “If we do receive any such claims then we will deal with them responsibly. Right now we are working… Read more »

Amphibious excavator starts work at Waihi Dam

Amphibious excavator starts work at Waihi Dam

As planned, a specialist amphibious excavator from Extreme Excavators in Whakatane has been operating on site at Waihi Dam today. Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd says he believes the company has managed the Waihi Dam appropriately and effectively. “We are doing all we can to repair three sluice gates which were damaged by extreme weather last… Read more »

Repair work underway at Waihi dam

Repair work underway at Waihi dam

Earlier this week Eastland Group received resource consent from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to carry out works to repair damaged sluice gates at Waihi dam, near Wairoa. Initial work has started on the accessible parts of the damaged gates. The company’s 5MW hydroelectricity station on the Waihi River has been out of operation since December,… Read more »